APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance

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The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.

Join our team of physics organizations as we launch an inaugural workshop, establish an online learning community, and unite to transform the culture of physics.
An IDEA for Physics Organizations
APS-IDEA Virtual Meeting
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Team applications to join our network are currently closed. Due to overwhelming interest, we're unable to accept any more applications through the end of 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions: If you have questions about the initiative, see the FAQs page.

Participating APS-IDEA teams

How APS-IDEA Works

Our vision is that as a result of collective efforts, physics and related fields will become more inclusive of all social identities, with a diversity reflective of the nation, and with an equitable distribution of opportunities and resources.

The network will provide a supportive environment to:

  • exchange ideas, information, and experiences
  • deepen knowledge of research and effective practices
  • develop or improve EDI strategic plans
  • discuss various EDI initiatives and reports from physics and related disciplines
  • learn about theories of change
  • begin planning IDEA’s programs

This is achieved through guiding principles of:

  • centering people whose identities are marginalized
  • utilizing sensemaking, including creating brave spaces
  • implementing research-based transformational methods
  • sharing leadership across levels; from students up to faculty
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Benefits for Your Organization

APS-IDEA members benefit from shared community ideas and support, online access to resources, and facilitation to accelerate team results.

With help, you can prepare a realistic 10-year sustainable plan for improving EDI, and set your department up to be recognized as a leader for its efforts and successes.

Together, let’s expand inclusion and belonging in physics.

If you have any questions, please contact idea@aps.org.

This project is sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund and the AIP Diversity Action Fund.